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The OLD CURIOSITY SHOP. A Tale....
London: Chapman & Hall, 1841. This title first appeared in Master Humphrey's Clock, and the text printed from the MHC stereotype plates, hence the disjointed pagination one will encounter in this separate publication. Intratextual illustrations by George Cattermole & Hablot K. Browne (Phiz). 10-5/8" x 7" Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page. ?Mrs. McIan with the involuntary remembrances of Charles Dickens, New Year's Night, 1842.? Bound in at the front flyleaf is an autograph note on coated paper by Dickens, also addressed to Mrs. McIan on New Years Night 1842. It reads: ?The inclosed book belongs of right to you for you have beautifully perpetuated it. You who have done so much for the love of the fiction, will accept this volume, I hope, for the sake of its author. Ever believe me / Faithfully and truly yours / Charles Dickens.? The very next day, the second of January, Dickens and his wife accompanied by his two siblings and John Forster, left for Liverpool to sail to America. His letter to Mrs. McIan is printed on page four of the third volume of The Pilgrim Edition of the Letters of Charles Dickens. Volume with long vertical scuff lines to both boards, obviously from being withdrawn from the case, otherwise VG+. Case well scuffed, About Very Good....
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